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Crime in New York drops

Even as New York’s police department takes heat for its tactics in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man, ...

Dec 21, 2014

Chicago mayor's son mugged

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 17-year-old son has been mugged near the family’s home. Spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said Saturday that the mayor’s son, Zach, had “injuries that required medical treatment but was able to join the family for a long planned trip.” Chicago Police spokesman ...

Dec 21, 2014

Gunman kills two New York police officers, commits suicide

An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, shooting both of them fatally before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. The shooting took place in ...

Prosecutor says some Ferguson witnesses lied

Dec 20, 2014

Prosecutor says some Ferguson witnesses lied

Some witnesses before the grand jury that investigated the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown obviously lied under oath, a prosecutor said Friday. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, who convened the grand jury in August, was interviewed by KTRS Radio in St. Louis. ...

Dec 20, 2014

Sony Pictures faces fourth ex-employee lawsuit over hack

A former director of technology for Sony Pictures Entertainment has sued the company over the data breach that resulted in the online posting of his private financial and personal information. Lionel Felix’s lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles states he ran ...

Dec 19, 2014

Obama signs legislation ending U.S. benefit checks for Nazis

President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. government pension benefits, known as Social Security. The AP’s investigation, which was the ...

Dec 19, 2014

Seventy years on, U.S. judge clears executed black teen

A judge in the southern U.S. state of South Carolina has thrown out the conviction of a black teenager executed 70 years ago for the murder of two white girls. George Stinney was 14 when he became the youngest person to undergo the death ...

Dec 19, 2014

Judge to rule on FBI ruse in case against Malaysians

A federal judge said Thursday she’ll rule soon on whether the FBI improperly entered suites at a Las Vegas Strip casino without a warrant during a probe of what prosecutors say was illegal gambling involving a Malaysian businessman and his son. U.S. Magistrate Judge ...

Dec 19, 2014

U.S. weighs response to Sony hacking attack blamed on North Korea

The United States was considering possible options on Thursday in response to a major cyberattack on Sony Pictures blamed on North Korea, amid calls for tougher sanctions on Pyongyang to cut it off from the global banking system. U.S. experts say options for the ...

Dec 19, 2014

U.N. General Assembly calls for North Korea to be referred to ICC

The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday condemned North Korea’s rights record and called for Pyongyang to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity. The nonbinding resolution was adopted by a vote of 116 to 20 with 52 ...